Neo-Proudhonian Mutualism.—Between Contr'archy and Guarantism.—The Multiplication of Free Forces is the True Contr'un.
Interesting!Some stuff in the Proudhon piece (e.g. "Galileo looks at his disciple with an ironical expression in his eye...") made me think this is really a sketch for a piece of fiction, rather than a play. So I was interested to see Proudhon conclude, "Might one not, before dramatizing this subject, try it as a novel?"As a thousand courtroom dramas have since attested, he was right to ask: "Why should not judicial proceedings, the most dramatic in society, be placed upon the stage?" But a lot of that kind of drama hinges on tactical detail that would have required exposition over and above the philosophic/astronomical exposition, so I don't know if it would have worked...This gave me a lot to mull over, anyway.
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